MANUFACTURING IS BOOMING IN CONNECTICUT  Be a part of it! Skill Up for Manufacturing provides entry-level skills and connections to employers that are hiring. Click Apply Now

PUT YOUR SKILLS TO WORK! You’ll get an email in 24-48 hours inviting you to schedule an assessment covering shop math, ruler reading and spatial reasoning. Use these resources to prepare. DON’T WORRY! We offer a “Boot Camp” to help applicants score higher.

5 WEEKS IS ALL IT TAKES. Skill Up is designed to quickly channel people into entry-level manufacturing jobs by providing the fundamentals that employers need.

TRAINING IS FREE TO PARTICIPANTS, funded by Workforce Alliance through the Apprenticeship CT Initiative. Trainees will earn a stipend plus 250 Pre-Apprenticeship Hours and Six Sigma certification.


June 17-July 22 at Gateway Community College, New Haven

July 8 – August 9 at Middlesex Community College/Vinal Technical High School, Middletown


Learn more about Skill Up

Follow these steps to MANUFACTURE YOUR FUTURE:

Skill Up for Manufacturing Coordinator:

Jean Arnold-Barry

(203) 867-4030 x 227

Skill Up for Manufacturing is a program of Workforce Alliance and is funded by the Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative. Open to CT residents 18 years or older with a HS Diploma/GED. Equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids available upon request for persons with disabilities.


These employers helped design Skill Up to meet their hiring needs. These and other manufacturers attend Meet & Greet events to identify candidates!